May 20th, 2024

WEDNESDAY, December 29, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 29, 2021.


It is with gratitude for a life well lived, that we announce the passing of RONALD GLEN BROADHEAD on December 23, 2021 of Cardston, Alberta at the age of 85.

A Memorial and Celebration of his life will be held on Monday January 03, 2022 in Cardston, AB At the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, STAKE CENTRE – 338 5a Ave E at 11:00 am. There will be a meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the Service.

The Covid exemption program will be in effect, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test (within 72 hours) is required.

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WILLIAM KENNETH DAVIDSON, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital with his daughter Charleen by his side, on Monday, December 27, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Steve Dimnik

1928 – 2021

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a private Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC PARISH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

The family invites those who wish to view the service via livestream to do so by going to

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Stepan “Steve” Gajdostik

1927 – 2021

It is with tremendous sadness that Steve’s family announce his death on Monday, December 20, 2021, just days before his 94th birthday.

For those interested, a more detailed obituary can be found on the Martin Brothers website.

A visitation will be held at 6pm at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, December 29, 2021.

A Prayer Service will follow at 7pm with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at ST. AMBROSE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513-23 ave. Coaldale, AB with Father Ian Gagne celebrating.

Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Due to covid-19 restrictions on in-person attendance, those wishing to attend can RSVP the family (Steve’s daughter Marilyn or son Allan) or the funeral home at (403)328-2361.

For those unable to attend, please join us on the live- streaming of both services, which are accessible via Steve’s obituary on the Martin Brothers website at their respective times.

The family thanks everyone in the community who gave kind attention to Steve and assisted in any way in making his later years comfortable and enjoyable. Thank you to Dr. Frick, Dr. Ikuta, all the hospital physicians and everyone at Coaldale Home Care (AHS), including our in-home caregivers who made it possible for Steve to stay in his own home on his acreage. Thanks also to Dr. Beekman, other physicians in Fort Macleod, and special thanks to Ron, Curtis, Dolly and Bernadette at Extendicare.

In memory of Steve we suggest doing something kind for a senior.

Please think of Steve when you drive around the countryside or plant a beautiful flower garden.

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EVELYN JANE JONES, beloved wife of the late Frank “Art” Jones of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the St. Joseph’s Hospital Medicine Hat, on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at the age of 92years.

A funeral service will be held in the spring time.

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With broken hearts and deepest sorrow, we announce the sudden passing of Joshua Cale Neufeld, P.Eng at the age of 35 years on December 12, 2021 in Edmonton Alberta.

Josh is the beloved son of Randy and Linda, and brother of Mandy Chudobiak (Jason).

He will be dearly missed by all of his aunts, uncles, cousins and the many friends he leaves behind.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

No flowers by request.

Donations can be made in Josh’s name to: CMHA Alberta Division

320 Ledgeview Business Centre 9707-110 Street N.W. Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2L9 Or online at:

Alex Sereda

January 14, 1927 – December 21, 2021

Alex Sereda better known to most as Dido, left his earthly home, surrounded by his loving family; to live peacefully with his eternal Father, Wednesday, December 22, 2021, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Dad (Alexander) was born on January 14, 1927 in Hadich, Ukraine to Nikita and Anastasia Sereda. Dad’s family left Ukraine and walked to the Hungarian border and then to Austria and eventually came by ship to Pier 21 in Halifax.

Dad’s family arrived on June 16, 1948 by train to the Lethbridge area. (Dad recalls how there was rain for a week when they arrived and then it dried up and there was no moisture until the snow flew.) Dad bought a farm in Shaughnessy in 1951 with his parents.

On a cold winter day in December of 1955, Alex met Mary Ponomar and the two were engaged on her birthday in 1956 and married October 27 the same year.

Mary and Alex lived in Lethbridge until they were expecting their first child, Leona.

That fall Mom and Dad bought their own farm in the Newlands district west of Kipp.

The family grew; Peter, Zoia, and Irene completed their family. Dad worked at the CPR on steam trains; Sugar Factories in Picture Butte and Taber and was a Power Engineer at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital until his retirement.

In 1964, they moved to the farm in Shaughnessy where they resided until 2004. At that time, Mom and Dad sold the farm and retired to Lethbridge. In 2016, they moved into St. Therese Villa, where he was cared for until his passing.

Alex was pre-deceased by his father, Nikita in 1997, mother, Anastasia, 2010 and great-grand-daughter Cora Kraemer August 2015.

Alex is lovingly survived by wife Mary of 65 years, daughter Leona (Kevin) Kraemer; Jason (Jackie) Jaxon; Kelly (Amber) Sophia; son Peter (Lori) Sereda, Nicholas (Kristie), Westin, Montgomery, Beau; Nathan (Naomi); Nolan (Dannielle) Isabella; Nevin (Charlee); daughter Zoia (Daryl) Schacher, Tanessa (Jared), Holden, Macrae, Payce; Braeson (Natasha); daughter Irene (Gord) Schussler, Jaylene (Lance) Maren, Rhett; Deiryk (Hannah) Hunter, Garrett, Kaleb, Marijka; Clayton (Myriah) and his brother Lloyd Sereda.

Dad was gentle, respected, easy-going, supportive, and filled with love.

We love you dearly and forever.

Many thanks to the staff of St. Therese Villa and Dr. Stitt for their great care of dad over the years.

Due to COVID restrictions, attendance numbers are limited and will be by invite only.

A Viewing will be held from 5:00pm to 6:30pm on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Private Funeral Service will be held at THE HOLY TRINITY UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, Lethbridge, Alberta with Father Taras Krochak, officiating.

Interment will take place in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice.

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Tracy Van Ryn

1992 – 2021

Ms. Tracy Van Ryn of Lethbridge, beloved daughter to parents John and Charlotte Van Ryn, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at the age of 29 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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1928 – 2021

John 14:1-4 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”

HARM VELDMAN, beloved husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa and brother, went home to his Lord in the early morning hours of December 26, 2021, at the age of 93. Harm was predeceased by his parents, Egbert and Grietje Veldman, his siblings and their spouses: Hendrik and Wiek, Jan and Wimke Veldman, Frits and Grietje Visser, Bruin and Annie Veldman, Garriet and Corrie Veldman, Harry Slagter, Derk Veldman, Klaas and Teuny Veldman, Ben and Jean Hendriks and infant sister Bruina; and his in-laws Harm and Riek Veldman, Henk Veldman and John Veldman.

Harm is survived by his dearly beloved wife of 57 years Henny Veldman, his sister Femmie Slagter, his seven children: Ed (Patsy) Veldman, Anita (Andrew) Zuidhof, Betty (Byron) Osing, Carol (Ben) Tams, Arnold (Laura) Veldman, Diane (Jared) Halley and Derek Veldman; his nineteen grandchildren Ashley Veldman, Logan Veldman, Matthew Veldman, Pamela Veldman, Karissa (Aaron) van der Heiden, Julia (Shaun) Leffers, Charlotte (Kyle) Nieuwland, Anthony Zuidhof, Bethany Zuidhof, Jacqueline Tams, Nolan Tams, Gideon Tams, Jude Tams, Lucas Veldman, Cole Veldman, Harrison Veldman, Hannah Veldman, Barrett Veldman, Everleigh Veldman, and his four great grandchildren, Drew, Grayson, Anna van der Heiden, Samuel Leffers; and his in-laws Herman and Henny Veldman, Aly Veldman, Margaret Veldman and John and Vicky Veldman.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Harm to Mid America Reformed Seminary (

A Worship Service will be held at TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor John Van Eyk officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at Royal View Cemetery prior to the Worship Service.

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BRUCE WOODMAN passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at the age of 91 years old.

Bruce is survived by his furry companion Howdy, sister Kay, son Rick (Donna) and daughter Carolin (Gabe), grandchildren, Brooke (David) & Aspen, Laura & Logan, and his daughter-in-law, Donna, Charon & Doug.

Bruce was welcomed home by his wife Kay, his son Ron, and many other family and friends who were awaiting his arrival.

At the family’s request, a Private Graveside Service will be held at a later date.

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